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About The Energy Unit & Projects- SVG

The Energy Conservation Fund was established in 2008 as part of the Government’s response to rising energy costs in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines due to escalating crude oil prices on the international market.

A Capital sum of $1 million per annum was allocated over a 3-year period (2008-2010) to develop an Energy Conservation Program aimed at converting the threats from high energy prices to opportunities to utilize more of the indigenous resources to produce energy, provide training and create jobs, clean up the environment, secure transfer of technology, and further develop Small Medium Enterprises and micro-finance programmes.

Under the Energy Conservation Fund, the Energy Unit in the Prime Minister’s Office was established to assist with the formulation and implementation of Government’s policies related to energy, and to coordinate specific activities related to Government’s renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives.

MISSION STATEMENT

To contribute to a reduction of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines’ dependence on imported energy by participating in the establishment and implementation of policies and programs that promote energy efficiency and conservation in the end-use of all energy sources, and the exploitation of indigenous non-fossil based energy resources.

 

VISION STATEMENT

To contribute to the overall strengthening of the national economy by improving the energy security and affordability in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

 

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The Energy Unit provides functional support services in the areas of energy conservation and efficiency, and renewable energy development.

The Unit is currently staffed by the Director, an Energy Officer, Administrative Assistant and a Secretary/Receptionist.

 

PROJECT & OTHER INITIATIVES

  • Completed the formulation of a National Energy Policy and obtained approval by the Cabinet in February 2009
  • Completed the formulation of a National Energy Action Plan (First Edition) and obtain approval by the Cabinet in April 2010
  • Installing solar photovoltaic systems on three (3) Government buildings. A limited tender in on-going and a contract is expected to be awarded to a successful supplier by October 2010.
  • Implementing the European Union’s Special Framework of Assistance funded Energy Efficiency Study of seventy-five (75) Government/ Public buildings. Work is expected to be completed by October 2010.
  • Spearheading the formulation of a proposal to develop a wind energy park at Ribishi Point.
  • Supervising the implementation of the Geothermal Exploration & Exploitation Agreement between the Government and CGE Ltd (St. Vincent) that was signed on 15th January 2010.
  • Functioning as the National Focal Points for the Caribbean Renewable Energy Development Program – German sponsored component (CREDP/GTZ), the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Program (CSEP) being executed by the OAS’s Department of Sustainable Energy, and the Caribbean Information Platform on Renewable Energy (CIPORE).


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